Ama, Aichi

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Ama
あま市
City
Jimoku-ji temple
Jimoku-ji temple
Flag of Ama
Flag
Official seal of Ama
Seal
Location of Ama in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Ama in Aichi Prefecture
北緯35度12分1.6秒東経136度46分59.6秒
北緯35度12分1.6秒東経136度46分59.6秒
Ama
 
Coordinates: 35°12′1.6″N 136°46′59.6″E / 35.200444°N 136.783222°E / 35.200444; 136.783222Coordinates: 35°12′1.6″N 136°46′59.6″E / 35.200444°N 136.783222°E / 35.200444; 136.783222
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Koji Murakami (since April 2010)
Area
 • Total 27.49 km2 (10.61 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 86,876
 • Density 3,160/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Flowering dogwood
- Flower Lilium
Phone number 0568-28-0001
Address 18-1 Tsuchinotoi, Ama-shi, Aichi-ken 490-1291
Website Official website
Ama city hall

Ama (あま市 Ama-shi?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 86,876 and a population density of 3160 persons per km². The total area was 27.49 square kilometres (10.61 sq mi).[1]

Geography[edit]

Ama is located in the far west of Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Ama was part of the former Owari Province, which formed the holdings of the Owari Tokugawa of Nagoya in the Edo period. During the Meiji period, the area was organized into several villages under Ama District, Aichi Prefecture. From the Meiji period, the area was a center for Cloisonné production. Jimokuji, was elevated to town status on October 1, 1933, Miwa in 1958 and Shippō in 1966. The three towns, plus the town of Ōharu began merger discussions in 2008; however, an agreement could not be made with Ōharu, which left the discussions later that year. The remaining three towns passed a referendum in 2009, and the new city of Ama was created on March 22, 2010. [2]

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Ama has twelve elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Shippo Art Village
  • Site of Hachitsuka castle
  • Birthplace of Fukushima Masanori

Notable people from Ama[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Ama official statistics
  2. ^ http://www.kokudo.or.jp/

External links[edit]